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The Abbey Players

1961 - The Boyfriend   

1980 - Charlie Girl   

2000 - Gypsy   

1963 - Salad Days   

1981 - Little Me   

2001 - Fiddler On The Roof

1964 - Free as Air   

1982 - The Wizard of Oz   

2002 - Scrooge   

1965 - No No Nanette  also performed at the WATERFORD INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF LIGHT OPERA. Sept 12th - 26th 1965 

1983 - Promises Promises - this was performed at the Patti Pavilion

2003 - Annie Get Your Gun   

1966 - Bob's Your Uncle   

1984 - Oklahoma   

2004 - The Scarlet Pimpernel   

1967 - Where's Charlie   

1985 - Sweet Charity   

2005 - Guys and Dolls

1968 - Pajama Game   

1986 - Calamity Jane - this was performed at Taliesin Arts Centre

2006 - The King and I   

1969 - Half a Sixpence   

1987 - South Pacific   

2007 - Anything Goes     (See Clip)

1970 - Salad Days   

1988 - Mame   

2008 - Oliver

1971 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying   

1989 - Annie   

2009 - Kismet

1972 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   

1990 - Guys & Dolls   

2010 - The Scarlet Pimpernel

1972 - The Boy Friend   

1991 - The Wizard of Oz   

2011 - Amazing Grace

1973 - Bye Bye Birdie   

1992 - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum   

2012 - The Sound Of Music


1974 - Little Me   

1993 - Half a Sixpence   

2013- Carousel

1974 - No No Nanette   

1994 - South Pacific   


1975 - The Music Man   

1995 - Carousel   


1976 - Guys & Dolls   

1996 - My Fair Lady   


1977 - Sweet Charity   

1997 - The Boyfriend - this was performed as a special one off performance on 21st July as part of The Grand Theatre's Centenary celebrations   

1997 - Camelot   




1978 - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - First Performance at The Grand Theatre   



1998 - Dolly   





1979 - Pajama Game   

1999 - Oklahoma


The Abbey Players  next  Annual production at The Grand Theatre, Swansea

Carousel

November 2013

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For Advance Bookings call the Ticket Secretary Anne Williams

on 01792 230007

or

THE GRAND THEATRE BOX OFFICE - 01792 475715    

www.swanseagrand.co.uk




The Abbey Players were formed in late 1960 when a small group of friends got together to do a one-off show to raise money for the University Appeal. The driving force was Frank Tucker alongside Val Treharne and Adrian Howells. The first meeting and reading of “The Boyfriend” was at a member's house in Cwmdonkin House, Terrace Road. The first show was performed in January 1961 at The Llewellyn Hall. It was such a success that the group were invited to perform at the Waterford International Festival of Light Opera in the autumn of 1961. As some of the original cast, and the Producer, were unable to go to Waterford, the show was recast and David Thomas was appointed as Producer.The Abbey Players were named after Singleton Abbey where they first rehearsed, and they made numerous visits to the Waterford Festival in Ireland, winning many awards over the years. The society eventually, outgrew their "home" at the Llewellyn Hall in the YMCA and moved to the Grand Theatre in 1978 where they have performed ever since, barring 1983 and 1986 when the Theatre was being redeveloped.

The Abbey Players previous productions

Link to Abbey Players website

Two views of Singleton Abbey, where the Abbey Players were formed